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      Community partnership aims to educate public on pairing wine and food

      The class is aiming to educate the public on what wine can offer.

      Wine can be described in many different ways like buttery, earthy, smooth, or tart.

      A class, Introduction to Wine and Food Pairing, soon to be offered by John Wood Community College and Wine on Broadway is aiming to educate the public on what wine can offer.

      Dustin Tweedell, the manager from Wine on Broadway spoke on what people can expect from the class.

      "What we're going to do is just have like a structured class where we just kind of go over, talk everything, the basics of wine, picking out wine, glassware, pairing with food," said Tweedell. "And then the second class will be here in this tasting room, we'll be opening up some bottles and getting to enjoy it, try it and taste it."

      While everyone's pallet is different, 2thirty4 Chef Kelly Basinger described what students can learn in the class like what wines can be paired nicely with meals.

      "White wines tend to go with lighter proteins like chicken or fish," said Basinger. "And red wines tend to go with bigger, bolder flavors like beef or pork. Drink what you like with what you like, but try to look for complimentary flavors."

      The class gives an overview of wine basics, and lets students try out wine tasting.

      "Wine and food just really compliment each other," Basinger said. "And the right wine can really bring a lot of flavors out of your food."

      The Introduction to Wine and Food Pairing class will be held on Tuesday, March 18 and March 25 at 7pm.

      For more information or to sign up, you can click here or call JWCC at 217-641-4905.